Recreation Soccer for youth players born in calendar years 2003 - 2014. Our adult division serves players born in 2002 and up.
Rainbow provides a fun, safe soccer environment and has a program suited for every recreational player in the community. For more information see our program descriptions below:
Register here for our Youth programs.
***Important Note: All age divisions are determined by a player’s birth year***
Available for ages 3-14. Teams will practice once a week and play a game on Saturday (except for u15 who practices 2x a week). During the spring season we sometimes have to schedule games on Sundays due to Saturdays lost to spring break and Easter weekend. Teams are coed for u5 - u15 and Rainbow also offers all girls teams in the u8, u10, and u12 age groups. Practice field options include the Rainbow Soccer Complex, Southern Community Park or Cedar Falls Park depending volunteer coach and player registration preferences and field availability. Games for our Rainbow Youth program are played at the Rainbow fields for ages u5 - u10 and Southern Community Park for ages u12 & u15. Teams will be scheduled for at least 7 games.
Chapel Hill United
CHU is considered an advanced recreational program and these teams will practice twice a week with a game on Saturday (or occaisionally Sunday in the spring season, see Rainbow Rec info above). It is designed for the player who hopes to develop more and move up the competitive ladder. Although still based in the same recreation spirit as Rainbow Youth, players who select CHU should expect a higher emphasis on skills and player development. This program is only available to players from u8-u12. Practice field options include the Rainbow Fields, Southern Community Park or Cedar Falls park depending volunteer coach and player registration preferences. Games for this program are played at the Triangle Church fields on Barbee Chapel Rd. on the Durham/Chapel Hill line for age u8 & u10 and the Southern Community Park for u12 although a game may occasionally be moved to another local site such as the Rainbow fields.
In addition to their regularly scheduled games CHU teams will be playing in festival soccer mid-season event at the Soccer.com fields in Efland which will replace their regularly scheduled Saturday game that weekend.
Available for players who are born in 2012, 2013, and 2014. This program meets for 1 hour for 6 Friday evenings from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Children will enjoy a mix of fun soccer activities as well as participating in short 3v3 or 4v4 scrimmages between group members at the end of the Friday sessions. There are no Saturday games for this introductory program. KickStart operates at both our Rainbow Soccer Complex and Southern Community Park locations, this program is ideal for the beginning or timid young player who will benefit from the measured pace and absence of "game day pressure." We offer a full curriculum for KickStart sessions which also makes it a great for parents who volunteer to coach but may not have ever played soccer themselves.
For ages 15 and up we offer 2 Adult divisions: Adult 11 v 11 and Adult Over 40. The 11 v 11 league has two practices a week and a minimal-contact game on Saturdays. Games for this league are typically played at either the town-owned Meadowmont or Southern Community Park fields. A great way to exercise, have fun, and meet new people. Our Over 40’s meet two evenings a week and have a pickup, no-contact game on Saturday afternoons at the Rainbow Soccer Complex. For more information or to register, click on the link below to be connected to our website for Rainbow Adults: